Nevada regents, challengers advance to November ballot
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Three Nevada university regents have advanced to the November general election, where it appears at least one will face an uphill challenge Nov. 6.
In District 12, Board of Regents hopeful Lonnie Hammargren received 51 percent of the vote in Tuesday's nonpartisan primary. Hammargren's a surgeon, former regent and former state lieutenant governor.
Incumbent Andrea Anderson drew 28 percent to emerge with Hammargren from the four-person race. The district covers east Las Vegas and Boulder City.
Regent Cedric Crear drew 53 percent of the vote Tuesday in District 1 covering North Las Vegas and Las Vegas. Challenger Jeff Eggeman drew 31 percent.
In District 9 in northern Nevada, incumbent Regent Ron Knecht drew almost 52 percent of the primary vote to former Western Nevada College Professor Michon Mackedon's 37 percent.